MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Software company CivicPlus says it plan to expand its operations in downtown Manhattan. CivicPlus, which started in Manhattan in 2001, said Friday the expansion could bring more than 250 new jobs to the city over the next decade. CEO Ward Morgan said in a news release that the company is poised to grow by as much as 40 percent in the next year. It will build a $9 million headquarters in downtown Manhattan. CivicPlus develops, designs, and manages systems that improve government communication with citizens. The company currently has 83 employees in Manhattan. It provides website solutions for over 1,000 cities and counties throughout the United States, as well as clients in Canada and Australia.